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Peachey is a name of ancient Norman origin. It arrived in England with the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Peachey family lived in Kent. It is thought that Peachy is of topographical origin, distinguishing a bearer who lived near a peach tree, sold peaches, or was associated with the fruit in some other way. In French it is written peche, and the addition of the letter y on to the end of the name is probably the result of its Anglicization.

Peachey Early Origins



The surname Peachey was first found in Kent where the name descends from the baronial name Peche, Latinized De Peccato. One of the oldest recordings of the name is found in a stained glass window at Lullingstone in Kent. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.

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Peachey Spelling Variations


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Peachey Spelling Variations



Multitudes of spelling variations are a hallmark of Anglo Norman names. Most of these names evolved in the 11th and 12th century, in the time after the Normans introduced their own Norman French language into a country where Old and Middle English had no spelling rules and the languages of the court were French and Latin. To make matters worse, medieval scribes spelled words according to sound, so names frequently appeared differently in the various documents in which they were recorded. The name was spelled Peachy, Peach, Peache, Peachee, Peachey, Peche and many more.

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Peachey Early History


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Peachey Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Peachey research. Another 219 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1164, 1671, 1737, 1736, 1723, 1808 and 1794 are included under the topic Early Peachey History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Peachey Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Peachey Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 31 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Peachey Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Because of this political and religious unrest within English society, many people decided to immigrate to the colonies. Families left for Ireland, North America, and Australia in enormous numbers, travelling at high cost in extremely inhospitable conditions. The New World in particular was a desirable destination, but the long voyage caused many to arrive sick and starving. Those who made it, though, were welcomed by opportunities far greater than they had known at home in England. Many of these families went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Peachey or a variant listed above:

Peachey Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • William Peachey, who landed in New Jersey in 1677

Peachey Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Henry Peachey, who landed in Virginia in 1701
  • Samuel Peachey, who arrived in Virginia in 1712
  • Daniel Peachey settled in Virginia in 1753

Peachey Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • James Peachey arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Boyne" in 1850

Peachey Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • John Spencer Peachey, aged 33, a labourer, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Soukar" in 1874
  • Martha R. Peachey, aged 20, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Soukar" in 1874
  • Angelina Peachey, aged 10, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Soukar" in 1874
  • Charles Peachey, aged 7, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Soukar" in 1874
  • Christina Peachey, aged 4, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Soukar" in 1874
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Peachey (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Peachey (post 1700)



  • Jeptha H. Peachey (1852-1914), American Republican politician, Member of Pennsylvania State House of Representatives, 1913-14
  • Stuart Peachey, British historian specialising in the English Civil War
  • David Peachey (b. 1974), former Australian professional rugby league footballer
  • Allan Peachey (b. 1949), New Zealand politician and Member of Parliament for Tamaki
  • Melissa "Mel" Peachey (b. 1980), British television personality

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.

Other References

  1. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  2. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  3. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  4. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
  5. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  6. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
  7. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  8. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  9. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  10. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
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